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I’d like to tell read­ers about Pier Paolo Pa­solini’s Oedi­pus Rex. Pa­solini was an Ital­ian film­maker, jour­nal­ist, painter, poet, writer and prom­i­nent po­lit­i­cal fig­ure in Italy, a truly tal­ented if con­tro­ver­sial man. He has wo­ven together pre-World War II Italy and an­cient Greece in this re-telling of the Sopho­clean tale. This twist in the plot is cou­pled with his ar­rest­ing vi­su­als, set­ting and pro­duc­tion. The film was nom­i­nated for the Golden Lion at the 1967 Venice Film Festival. An­other movie of his I’d rec­om­mend is his adap­ta­tion of The Can­ter­bury Tales.

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